With all the iPad 3 rumors suggesting a higher-resolution display, coined by Apple as “Retina,” it is no coincidence that other tablet makers are putting similar capabilities in their displays as well. One of these manufacturers happens to be Acer and their upcoming high-res tablet will be showcased at CES 2012.
According to Tablets-Planet, Acer will actually be showcasing two tablets. They will be called the Acer Iconia Tab A200 and the Acer Iconia Tab A700. However, only one of them will have the higher-res display.
The A200 will have lower specs that will include a 1GHz Tegra 2 CPU and a 10.1″ display capable of a 1280×800 resolution. The A700 will feature a 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with a 10.1″ display capable of the impressive 1920×1200 resolution.
Both of these tablets will run an unspecified version of Android as well. Although it may this may not benefit the A700 too much.
The report suggests that users may have a hard time finding apps to take advantage of the A700′s high-res display. It may take some time before the Android Market ecosystem catches up to such displays. However, video playback should be awesome from the get go.
“The only place you’ll be able to get the best out of your high-resolution 1920×1200 screen if you’re an A700 owner will be in video playback. You probably think that web browsing is going to be a lot better with the pixel dense display of the A700, but that will not be the case because most web pages aren’t fully optimized for 1920×1200 screens, you’re going to be pinching to zoom all the time.”
Some of these complaints may hold true for Apple and the iPad 3 once it launches if it comes packed with Retina.
The actual release date of these tablets wasn’t mentioned in the report from Tablets-Planet, but ITProPortal claims the launch will actually be at CES 2012.
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